There are all kinds of web apps made for the iPhone that can help users save loads of time. Today’s Time-Saving Tuesday is all about some of those apps that increase your productivity by simplifying some of the things you do every day. From tip calculators to a sports score updater, there’s bound to be at least a handful of applications that you can benefit from.
The following applications will be covered today:
- Tip Calculator
- Mileage Calculator
- Hotels.com for iPhone
- Live Scores
The CalcNexus tip calculator will save you time when you’re at a restaurant and you’re trying to determine how much you should tip. Whether you think the waiter or waitress deserved a 20% tip or a 15% tip, the calculator will figure it out for you. Just enter in the receipt amount, the percentage of tip you’d like to leave, and how many people (if any) will be splitting the cost of the tip. You can choose to round up or down to make the number even if you’d like.
If you keep track of the mileage on your car for business purposes or any other reason, you’ll find that the Mileage calculator will save you some time by doing the calculation for you. The best part is that you can save a history of your calculations on your phone so that you can email them to yourself later. This means that you’ll have a log of your mileage saved on your computer. This calculator has fields to enter the following information:
- Units (Imperial, Metric, UK)
- Odometer readings (from ____ to ___)
- Fuel used in gallons
- Total Price in dollars
- Tank Capacity in gallons
No, this doesn’t perform a search to help you determine where the closest bar is. What BarCheck does do though is make it easy for you to enter in the barcode from an item while you’re out shopping. Then you can easily check prices on Amazon, Google, and Yahoo to see if you can get a better price elsewhere.
eBay addicts will appreciate iBay which makes it easy to search eBay. All that you’ll see on your iPhone when you visit iBay is a search box. Just enter in what you’re searching for and it will pull up all of the results without the images so that it loads quickly. It shows how much time is left, the history of the bids, and the current price. If you want to load the image, it just takes a click.
When someone calls your phone and you’re not quite sure who it is, use People to look up their name as you would with any other reverse phone look-up service online. You can also look someone up by name if you have it to get their phone number. If there are multiple results, you can use arrows to scroll through all of the listings.
Hotels.com for iPhone
Hotels.com has put together a hotel search page just for iPhone users. You can search for a hotel by city or even view your reservations. For any of the hotels that they list, you can view photos of it, view a description and see the amenities that they offer. They also provide guest reviews and show a map of where the hotel and nearby attractions are. If you find a hotel that you like you can call their toll-free number with just one push of a button.
Live Scores for the iPhone is a big time-saver for sports enthusiasts who want to keep up with the latest scores. This web app updates every 30 seconds so that you always have updated scores for both college and major pro sports. Any time that you see a game that looks interesting, you can tap on it and then you’ll get more details.